APNT is a national multidisciplinary organisation established in 1986 by Mario Paul Cassar DO with the aim of representing practitioners of complementary medicine who have reached the requisite standards of training and education.APNT is approachable and welcomes feedback and enquiries from members and non-members.
We aim to represent our members in educational, professional and political matters. To this end the Association is a member of and plays a very active role in the following professional bodies:
Brittany Spence, Chair
Through her own personal journey, Brittany has gained a strong passion and empathy for helping people get the most out of their lives.
Ron Mercer, Treasurer and Membership Secretary
His experience of the benefits of complementary therapies during a time of personal crisis led to a desire to understand the various approaches in greater depth. His training journey, in parallel with his own personal journey, extended through massage, aromatherapy, counselling, craniosacral therapy and the profound “Journey” led by Brandon Bays.
One of the most rewarding jobs on behalf of the association for Ron is to act as an examiner in Swedish, therapeutic, Hawaiian and Indian head massage and aromatherapy. This gives him a chance to meet the therapists of the future and to learn from each individual, as well as confirming their suitability to become eligible for full membership of the association and professionally represent it to the general public.
Sorrel de la Hey, Vice Chair, Schools and Exams Co-ordinator
Sorrel’s interest in massage and bodywork was fostered by her love of yoga. She has been practising yoga for over 10 years and is a British Wheel of Yoga teacher running classes, workshops and holidays in the UK and Egypt.
Sorrel is Schools and Exams Co-ordinator for the APNT. She is also an assessor on some postgraduate courses.
Jan Trewartha, General Secretary, Communications, Fascia and Energy Consultant
Working in her Windsor clinic keeps her busy but she also founded and runs Body in Harmony Training, teaching the diploma course in Body Realignment and CPD courses in Scar Healing and in Fascial Unwinding. Jan also writes and has had articles published in, amongst other publications, Massage World, Today’s Therapist and Paradigm Shift. Her passions are the subtle energies and the fascia, and she finds the body and its less tangible elements a constant source of fascination. Jan is founder and Director of the British Fascia Symposium which ran in May 2014 and will run again 25/26 June 2016 (www.fasciasymposium.co.uk). More information on her work is available at: www.bodyinharmony.org.uk. Jan is also our website and social media editor.
Carol Jordan, Aromatherapy Consultant
I’ve been involved with the APNT almost since the beginning of my involvement in complementary medicine: firstly as Administrator, then as General Secretary, a member of the Aromatherapy Sub-Committee, Reflexology Consultant and now as Aromatherapy Consultant.
Helen Neal, Reflexology Consultant
To further promote reflexology, Helen is the editor of the reflexology section of Massage World Magazine and runs training and CPD events.
Helen originally trained in reflexology at the education centre at West Middlesex Hospital and also trained with the American International Institute of Reflexology at their London college. Further study has been with Dwight Byers in America and with Tony Porter with whom Helen gained her Advanced Reflexology Techniques (A.R.T) qualification.
In her personal practice Helen has a specialised interest in maternity reflexology which she studied under the renowned expert and retired midwife, Susanne Enzer and enjoys bringing the techniques of massage and reflexology together into combined treatments.
Rachel Fisher, Massage Consultant
Isobel Ravden, Sports Massage consultant
Isobel takes an integrated view of her clients’ well-being, providing bespoke health care solutions. In both her teaching and as a practitioner, she combines her medical knowledge and clinical experience as a herbalist with an analytically holistic approach to hands on bodywork.